While visiting a vendor booth in Paducah, Cathy and I came upon a small plastic device that I just had to try!
My favorite scissors to have near the machine while sewing is the Fiskar’s Spring Action Scissors… and there’s a story that goes with this photo:
A few years ago I was having some back pain and my doctor recommended I get an exercise ball. He said that sitting on it while doing tasks would help to strengthen the muscles in my back, and using it while sewing would be good. Well, one afternoon while stitching on the ball I bumped the scissors off the edge of the table, they fell point down right into the ball and ~ I ended up on the floor 🤣!
Since then I’ve attempted to use other scissors that can be attached to the machine with zinger cords, etc., and I just miss my Fiskars. This brings me to the Sew Very Smooth booth at the AQS show in Paducah this year. They had a basket full of colorful blocks
and this ad:
I was intrigued. You can click here for a direct link to their site. To watch a YouTube video about the scissors holsters click here. They are made on a 3D printer and after watching the video I had a friend explain to me what a 3D printer does. If you’re in the dark about them click here to watch a 75 second video.
When I returned home from the show I taped my new holsters in a number of spots on my machines (making sure they wouldn’t be in the way when I put the travel case on), to determine where I’d like them the most, and then actually adhered them in the best spots for me. Here’s one on my Bernina,
and my HQ Sweet 16:
I squeeze them just a bit when inserting them in the holder and the spring holds them securely until I reach for them again. I love, love, love them! Cathy does too 😊!
After last week’s post I had a great time receiving a number of emails about kids and quilts. Lucy sent me photos of her grandkids learning to sew with grandma’s scraps:
Asher is intently stitching a quilt for his panda Bob.
Granddaughter Clara chose fabrics and stitched
a beach scene with sand, water, flowers and sunshine (very creative)!
The next email I received was from Sandra: “Earlier this spring, my granddaughter Sloane asked if I could make her a Barbie blanket, as I had for her American Girl doll. This grandma had an inspiration and decided Sloane, now eight years old, should know her way around a sewing machine. She was game, and did very well. Here is her photo”:
Sloane looks so intent – I’m sure she’ll make a great quilter.
And here’s a quilt made by Shellie’s granddaughter Vivian. She said the center print is a drawing Vivian did in school, printed on fabric as part of school fundraiser. She picked out the colors and arranged them by herself.
Don’t you just love seeing young people stitching!?!